Hank Williams Jr. learned the hard way that he should stick to yelling about the preparedness to watch football and not veer into politics. ESPN fired him over offensive comments comparing Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler, although the comments were actually not a direct comparison, rather a joke gone awry. But, whatever, call it karma catching up to him for wearing a hat indoors all those years. Just so help me God if he's replaced by Kid Rock.

However, he isn't the first to lose a plum gig after sharing controversial viewpoints. Here are nine other entertainers who were fired after speaking their mind. Sadly, none of them are Kid Rock.

Gilbert Gottfried - Aflac

Gilbert Gottfried enjoyed a pretty cake stint as the voice of the Aflac duck. That ended in March of 2011 when he tweeted jokes about the Japanese tsunami disaster. He later apologized and erased the tweets, but Aflac (who does 75% of their business in Japan) weren't laughing. He was dismissed quickly and the search for a new duck voice began.

Madonna - Pepsi

You know what Pepsi doesn't like associated with their brand? Burning crosses. Go figure. After pressure from religious groups, Pepsi stopped airing its commercial starring Madonna and featuring her song "Like a Prayer." However, they probably shouldn't have likened their product to a religious experience in the first place.

Megan Fox - Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Although she proved herself quite adept at raising her ass in the air while lying across automobiles, Megan Fox found out how replaceable she is when she compared director Michael Bay to Hitler. Seems that didn't sit too well with executive producer Steven Spielberg and Fox was not invited back for the third film in the series. It's a shame too because that's the only film that kinda almost made some sense.

Lance Baxter - GEICO

Angered by slurs yelled at Barney Frank by Tea Party protestors, GEICO voice-over guy Lance Baxter found himself out of a job after leaving an offensive voicemail for the awesomely-named Dick Armey's Tea Party group, FreedomWorks. In the message, he asked "the percentage of people that are mentally retarded who are working for FreedomWorks and who are following it." He then went on to wonder how FreedomWorks would "spin it when one of your members does actually kill somebody, wondering if you've got a PR spinning routine planned for that or are you just gonna take it when it happens."

FreedomWorks was quick to spin this situation by urging members to call both Baxter (on his personal line) and GEICO in order to "[l]et them know that you, in fact, are not a mentally retarded killer." Thankfully this scandal wasn't caused by the Gecko, who has a spotless record.

Don Imus - CBS Radio

Don Imus found himself embroiled in controversy after referring to the Rutgers University women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos." MSNBC soon announced that they would no longer simulcast his Imus in the Morning radio show. The very next day, CBS Radio followed suit and dropped him as well. Sadly he's back now on WABC.

Jimmy the Greek - CBS

CBS fired Jimmy "Jimmy the Greek" Snyder from NFL Today after commenting to a reporter that African Americans are better athletes because they were bred to be stronger during slavery. Ouch. That's pretty racist. But did anyone stop to consider that he is Greek?

Carrie Prejean - Miss California

Miss California Carrie Prejean was stripped of her crown for "continued breach of contract issues." Like appearing naked all over the place. However, the beauty made waves during the Miss USA pageant when she shared her views on the legalization of gay marriage. "Well I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And, you know what, in my country, in my family, I think that, I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman," said Prejean. However, pageant officials and Donald Trump stood behind her in that instance. After all, she did say "no offense to anybody."

Isiah Washington - Grey's Anatomy

His first mistake was angering a tardy Patrick Dempsey. His second mistake was saying the word "faggot" on live television. At an awards show. In front of cameras. And people with ears. The show then opted not to renew his contract and Washington now focuses his efforts off-screen.

Bill Maher - Politically Incorrect

You commend the valor of the terrorists who staged the largest coordinated attack on American soil just six days later and all of a sudden Disney fires you from your ABC show. Whodathunk? Bill Maher did exactly this when addressing the President George W. Bush's characterization that the 9/11 hijackers were cowards. Maher commented, "We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly". Advertisers and affiliates quickly dropped their support. The network would later do the same.

He's entitled to his opinion, but unfortunately he shared his opinion while Bush was in office. It was at this same time that White House press secretary Ari Fleischer issued the statement, "People have to watch what they say and what they do."

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